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White New York Jets Sportscaster Must Arbitrate Bias Claims

Sept. 24, 2021, 3:07 PM

Sportscaster Jonas Schwartz must arbitrate claims that SportsNet New York pulled him from a panel because he is White and fired him for complaining about the move, after the Southern District of New York found he waived his right to sue.

A section in Schwartz’s contract requiring claims be brought in the Southern District of New York didn’t trump a clause requiring “final and binding arbitration” of “covered claims,” the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said Thursday.

The “covered claims” include “all claims that arise out of or are related to an employee’s employment or ...